Circle of Parents
Circle of Parents is a parent-led and professionally facilitated Parents support group program that gives Parents the opportunity to share in each other’s challenges and successes while developing a network of support. Circle of Parents program is a source of strength and support for parents by parents, providing lasting friendships for group participants. The programs are a time tested approach that promotes positive parenting. Groups are confidential and non-judgmental.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Dolly Parton began her Imagination Library program in 1996 to provide books to all of the young children in her hometown in East Tennessee. Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading
among her county's preschool children and their families. The Imagination Library was so successful, that it is now an international program. The Wilkes Community Partnership for Children is the local champion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, available at no cost to ALL children in Wilkes County under the age of five. Each child enrolled in the program will receive one age-appropriate book per month until his/her fifth birthday.
Find Child Care
If you are a family in Wilkes County looking for child care call 1-800-937-7610 or go to the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education Childcare Search page. The webpage will
filter the child care centers and family child care homes to match the specified criteria you enter.
A state funded community based pre-kindergarten program that works to provide high quality education experiences as a means to enhance school readiness for four year olds. For more
information visit the Pre-k Wilkes County Schools website.
Reach Out and Read
This program partners with medical care practices to provide pre-literacy opportunities for children and their parents. The children 6 months to 5 years old will receive a developmentally
appropriate book to take home and read at each well-check doctor’s visit.
Raising a Reader
This program is a daily book sharing program between parents and their young children. Families are loaned a book bag containing high quality and developmentally appropriate books.
Parents can attend workshops where they learn book sharing strategies.
Subsidy helps parents pay for child care so they can work or attend school, provides information to parents about how to choose a safe, quality child care arrangements. Visit the Wilkes Department of Social Services website or call at (336) 651-7400.
Play 2 Learn
Play 2 Learn Groups feature hands-on activities using a variety of developmentally appropriate materials, books, and learning activities to focus on emergent literacy skills and appropriate parent child interactions. We have classes at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian church and other community sites. Play 2 Learn Groups are available to families of infants/toddlers and preschoolers who are not currently enrolled in licensed child care. Caregivers learn what to expect from their children as they grow and develop as well as the ways children learn through play. There are opportunities to meet other parents and learn about available community resources. Using the resources from the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn curriculum, caregivers are introduced to strategies to develop children oral language, phonological awareness, and emergent writing skills and how to incorporate activities into everyday situations with their children.
Jump Start Child Care Scholarship Program
The JumpStart Child Care Scholarship Program allows parent to have child care paid for two weeks which allows the parent to put money aside for their future child care payments. Our JumpStart Child Care Scholarship Program also assists parents as they wait for full-time child care subsidy through the Department of Social Services.
The scholarship from Wilkes Community Partnership for Children is paid after the parent completes an application demonstrating need. The scholarship is paid directly to the child care facility. The Partnership for Children solely relies on donations to provide this needed service for our families
Parent Involvement Library
Parent Involvement Library
Triple P helps make raising children easier and more enjoyable for both you and the kids. It’s about building relationships, communicating well and encouraging the kind of behavior you want to see. It helps you manage your child’s behavior, emotions and development in a way that isn’t hurtful.
Positive parenting helps you feel more confident and less stressed about raising children. You’re likely to have fewer arguments with your partner. And kids who grow up with positive parenting do well at school. They make friends easily. They feel good about themselves. They’re also less likely to have behavioral or emotional problems when they get older. Like the sound of Triple P? Register HERE for your free session.
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